Hiring professional movers doesn’t have to be difficult. We have listed 13 recommendations that you should follow when hiring movers for your local move or delivery.

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1. Moving is a huge task and it’s not something that can be done in a day. It will require time, effort and planning to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

2. Unless you’re moving across the street, hiring professional movers is always a good idea. They have the experience, manpower and equipment to make your move go as smoothly as possible.

3. Make sure to get quotes from multiple movers before deciding on who to hire. This will give you an idea of what’s typical in terms of pricing and it will also help you weed out companies that are overpriced or too inexperienced.

4.Most movers will give you a quote by phone or email depending on what your situation is and how much time they have to look over your home. Be sure that if you accept this quote that everything is confirmed with the moving company before signing any contracts of agreement.

5.When getting quotes from different companies make sure you are comparing apples to apples – meaning make sure each quote contains all of the same things, such as “round trip” service, packing services, insurance policies etc., so there won’t be any surprises at the end when it comes time to pay the bill.

6. Ask yourself if there is anything you can do to make your move easier and cheaper, such as:Charlotte moving company

  • a) Do I need to buy boxes and supplies (tape and bubble wrap and such)? Can I use the moving company’s boxes?
  • b) Do I need help packing?
  • c) Will I be transporting some things in my own car or will the moving company transport it for me?
  • d) If hiring professional movers, ask friends for referrals – talk with them about their experience.

7. Can you borrow a moving truck from a friend or family member instead of renting one from the moving company? Remember that all costs must be factored into your final estimate so don’t expect movers to cover any additional extraneous expenses.

8. Do you need to find a ride for your pet/s? Your pet’s transportation costs are not the responsibility of the moving company.

9. Are you sure all your belongings are packed? Do you have an inventory list? All your movers need to know is where to put each item they load, so be sure it’s labelled accordingly – no moving van will stop mid-move for a spot check .

10. Check storage facilities near both homes and compare prices. Be mindful that some companies offer free storage promotions but service fees after a certain period of time may apply once the welcome period is over.

11. How much personal information do you want to share with them? If you hire a moving company and give them personal details (address, telephone numbers), make sure:

12. Will some of the items going into storage require a climate controlled unit or can they be stored in a regular one? Remember that there may be extra charges involved depending on the type of facility and its location across town from where you’re moving.

13. Does your new home have an appropriate place for all of your things, including outdoor furniture and lawn equipment? If not, do you want to rent a storage unit or will some items go into storage at your parent’s house instead while others are placed in long-term parking waiting for sale on Craigslist if selling is an option?

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College Dudes Help U Move IconCollege Dudes Help U Move

4321 Stuart Andrew Boulevard H, Charlotte

3.2 338 reviews

  • Avatar Tyler Church ★★★★★ a month ago
    I saw the reviews of this company after I had already booked them. I was really nervous about them coming to my move. These gentlemen showed up on time and provided an excellent service. They took great care and handling all of my items … More that I packed up. They asked me questions when they had them, and genuinely made sure that I was happy with how they were stacking boxes and loading the truck. I would absolutely use this company again. The total time it took to pack up my one bedroom apartment and move 10 minutes across town and unload my items to my house, was around three hours or so. These guys rock!
  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
    … More the house. They made a quick plan and began work.
    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
    Later in the day the GM stopped in and had his men move a few items that we were leaving with the house that were too bulky for me to get my hands around and they willingly and quickly went into action.
    Moving is always stressful. It was nice having professionals that not only performed the job with speed and professionalism but the little extra help went a long way.
    Thanks again College Dudes Help U Move.
  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!

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